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  1. On 4/9/2024 at 4:54 AM, Sixgun Seamus said:

    I stand corrected. The next total is in 2444 for us. The article said that unless there are great advances in science, we'll be dead by then. So keep your fingers crossed for those advances and keep those eclipse glasses handy.

    Those would have to be some medical advances!

  2. 2 hours ago, DeaconKC said:

    Look at the S&W 69 as well. Lightweight .44 Magnum that is brutal with full power Magnums, nut really nice with Specials.

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    This is good, and doubtless a fine revolver. And I have a Ruger Redhawk that I like to shoot Specials mostly in, too. 

     

    But while it may be 'light' for a .44 magnum, at 37.5 oz it's not a 'lightweight .44 special'!

     

    The Bulldog is a genuine lightweight. At 19.5 oz, it's just 6 oz more than a Ruger LCR .38. When I hike with a pack, which has a hip belt, it's in my pocket. I don't even notice it's there....

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  3. To me the selling point on the .44 Bulldog is the light weight, given the appealing caliber. It makes for very easy carry. 

     

    That 696 S&W is very cool, but twice the weight of the Bulldog. The GP100 even more so (as I recall).

     

    Light weight in a big bore. It's a niche for sure; maybe why it's the only one.

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  4. 3 hours ago, Dantankerous said:

    Been thinking of adding another .44 Special to the mix and the Charter Arms Bulldog is priced right and gets pretty decent online reviews.

     

    Any of y'all have experience with one? Pros and cons? Quality? Thoughts on this revolver?

     

    Yup, just for fun (not SASS fun) and plinking and to say I have another .44 Special. ;)

     

    I'd add that if you are, as seems obvious, a .44 Special aficionado, then the Bulldog needs to be in the collection.

     

    The quality is good, but it's not a Smith or a Colt, though it will last as long as one, I figure. Sharper edges....

    Not really a plinker, maybe, because it's light and kicks. I will shoot about 10 rounds just to keep in practice as a carry gun.

     

    .44 Special ammo is hard to find. I lucked into beaucoup boxes about 5 years ago, so I have quit a bit. I keep my eyes open, but almost never see it. I saw a single box of .44 spl cowboy loads at Bass a few weeks ago, for about 69 bucks....didn't buy it.

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  5. 1 hour ago, Tell Sackett SASS 18436 said:

    Well, it was the gun used by “Son of Sam”!!

    How can you go wrong?

     

    You hear this. But for some reason, you never hear about criminals who used .38 spls back then. Probably orders of magnitude more of them.

     

    I suppose because it was and still is a somewhat rare, or at least unusual, gun. In fact, I think it's the only one in its class: lightweight snub nosed .44 spl-only revolver. Over the years, I've found that if I tell gun guys I have such a gun, and ask them if they know who made it, they always say Charter Arms.

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  6. I've had one for about 5 years and I like it a lot. The great thing about the Bulldog .44 spl is that it is light; 19.5 oz. I'm pretty sure there's no .44 spl or other 'big bore' revolver out there that is that light. So it makes a great big bore carry gun.

     

    I use it pocket carry in the woods. Being light, it doesn't need a holster, which would interfere with the backpack belt.

     

    I shoot a couple of cylinders most times I go to the range to keep in shape with it. It kicks a bit as a lightweight, but I find it quite accurate.

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  7. It's a fantasy, but there are those who like fantasies.

     

    Not that there aren't worries. But as I tell my kids, in the 1960s our president, his brother who may have become  president, and MLK were murdered, and several of our cities not only had riots-- they burned. Those were bad years.

     

    But we seem to have made it through.

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  8. 5 hours ago, Alpo said:

    I've never understood why anyone liked Red River.

     

    John Wayne's character is an ass. And he's a thief. And if I was the cowboy that was stealing the sugar and caused the stampede, I would blow John Wayne's head off with a shotgun from hiding.

     

    The thing that really turned me off on Red River is not so much Wayne as pretty much a psychopath, as the fact that it all builds up to a fistfight and happy handshakes and reconciliation all 'round. Just plain weird...bizarre.

  9. 15 minutes ago, Abilene Slim SASS 81783 said:
    1 hour ago, Red Gauntlet , SASS 60619 said:

     

    I could be wrong, but I’m not aware that cartridges were ever used in radial engines as in that movie. Good flick. 

     

    Big dramatic scene near the end as Jimmy Stewart uses one cartridge after another without success, over the wild protests of the German model airplane designer (played by Hardy Kruger, who died only recently). Radial engine. (I know nothing personal of the subject). How are cartriges typically used?

     

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  10. Barbara Rush died yesterday at age 97. 

     

    She was the last surviving cast member of what is my personal favorite Western movie, "Hombre". She played the wife of the crooked Indian agent played by Frederic March. 

     

    Besides being a great movie, it had a great cast. But then, that's part of why it is a great movie.....

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  11. When we'd go out on Saturday nights, we'd leave the five kids with Banquet TV dinners of various types, mostly chicken. 99 cents per back then. The kids loved 'em and remember them well decades later.

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